Dragon Ball fans are already pleased to know that Bandai Namco is currently porting Dragon Ball Xenoverse II to the Nintendo Switch. But at this E3, a little gem appeared: Dragon Ball FighterZ. Developed by Arc System Works, this 2D classic-style fighter is what we’ve all been waiting for and unfortunately, it’s not planned for the Switch… for now.
In an interview given to GameBlog, Dragon Ball FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki shared some interesting thoughts on the possibility to see the prodigal son come on Nintendo’s latest hardware. Despite what some might have said, the lack of presence on the console isn’t due to a lack of power of any sort. In fact, the game could see the day on Switch, if Bandai Namco and Arc System Works consider that enough fans are interested by that port.
Here are excerpts from this interview, that you’ll can fully read here if french isn’t a problem for you.
Since the reveal of the game a few days ago, I’ve read a lot of comments from players who want a Switch version of Dragon Ball FighterZ. Speaking with Bandai Namco and developers, I’ve eared that it would be difficult to port it on Switch due to limitations of the console in terms of power, and you already had to make cuts to the Switch version of Xenoverse II because this port is complicated. Is it true that the Switch can’t run Dragon Ball FighterZ?
I don’t know who told you that, but it’s really not about power. We don’t really encounter any difficulty with the Switch version of Xenoverse II. I would say that if we continue to receive demands from fans, we’ll be able to create a Switch version as well. This one won’t probably come out at the same time as the other but we could consider it.